Ground Beef Carbonara

Creamy, meaty and flavorful this Ground Beef Carbonara is a serious family hit full of flavor and goodness that no one can resist!


Today I’m going to share with you one of my all time favorite meals, ever! Now I originally posted this recipe a little over 3 years ago and holy cow the photos were horrendous so I thought it was about time that I reshot the recipe and shared it again with you all.

This Ground Beef Spaghetti Carbonara is legit amazing. We make this meal at least once a month, probably more. My husband literally make googly eyes when I tell him that it is carbonara night, well lets just say that we all get googly eyes when its carbonara night!

Pasta Carbonara

This is a really hearty meal and you only need one bowl to be fully satisfied let me tell you. But when you taste this easy recipe you really don’t want to just stop at that one bowl, the struggle is real.


  • Spaghetti
  • Bacon
  • Ground beef
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Heavy cream
  • Eggs
  • Parmesan
  • Parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Spaghetti Carbonara

What is carbonara?

Carbonara is a traditional Italian dish that is normally made with ham or bacon, eggs and cream. We give it a little spin and add some ground beef, onions, garlic and mushrooms.

The eggs are tossed in with the hot pasta and coat the noodles giving them a nice texture, there is no need to be afraid to eat this dish because of the use of eggs. The eggs will be fully cooked when tossing and heating at the same time. Absolutely well worth it!

Ground Beef Carbonara


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain and return to pan.
  • Meanwhile in large pan cook your bacon until done and remove from pan and set aside.
  • To same pan add onions, ground beef, garlic and mushrooms and saute until beef is no longer pink and onions are tender.
  • Add heavy cream to spaghetti and heat over high heat until cream is hot then reduce heat to medium high.
  • Add in your meat mixture and eggs and toss to coat and heat, tossing for about 4 minutes until eggs are cooked through.
  • Add in your parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

How to make carbonara

This is such a simple recipe, you need to add it to your weeknight routine. It goes well with some garlic bread or a side salad since the meal itself is so hearty that it really doesn’t need anything huge to accompany it.

If you want a meal that you can make for company than this Pasta Carbonara is exactly what the doctor ordered. It really makes and feeds a crowd.

If you want to switch it up you can always swap out the ground beef and bacon for some pancetta, add some peas, etc. There really is a ton of different variation that will go super well with this dish and they aren’t wrong, they are how you like them.

Easy Carbonara

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4.38 from 8 votes
Ground Beef Carbonara
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Creamy, meaty and flavorful this Ground Beef Carbonara is a serious family hit full of flavor and goodness that no one can resist!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carbonara, How to make carbonara, Pasta Carbonara, Spaghetti Carbonara
Servings: 6
Calories: 564 kcal
  • 1 16 oz pkg spaghetti
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 4 oz can mushrooms
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1-1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley
  1. In large pot cook your pasta according to package directions, drain and return to pot.
  2. In skillet cook your bacon until crisp, remove; reserving drippings and drain on paper towels and crumble.
  3. In same skillet add your ground beef, garlic, onion and mushrooms and cook until beef is no longer pink, drain off fat.
  4. Pour your whipping cream over your spaghetti in pot, cooking on high until hot. Reduce heat to medium-high adding in your ground beef mixture and eggs, tossing until all pasta is coated. Cook for about 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in your cheese and seasonings and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Carbonara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 238mg 79%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Potassium 350mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 22.5%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 26.8%
Iron 11.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Ground Beef Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Creamy, meaty and flavorful this Ground Beef Carbonara is a serious family hit full of flavor and goodness that no one can resist! #pasta #dinnertime #beef #groundbeef #mushrooms #carbonara #cheese #mealtime #supper

20 thoughts on “Ground Beef Carbonara

  1. Hi! Alli, New follower from Wonderful Wednesday. I hope the transition to school days goes or is going well. This dish sounds so good and comforting too. My sister is a HUGE carbonara fan. I can’t wait to share it with her. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Denise! I hope the transition goes good too. We have open house tonight so it’s a foot in the door! We love this stuff I hope you and your sister will enjoy it just as much!

  2. Your Ground Beef Carbonara looks delicious. Hope you are having a great Labor Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. YUUM!! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! It’s great to party with you! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again next week! xo

  4. This was delish! I added a little bit of greek seasoning and red pepper flakes. stroganoffish to me. Thanks!

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